Friday, 24 February 2012

Blogger Love.

I have been blogging now for about 5 years and over that time I have built up a steady and loyal readership of which I am very proud. Each time I see another person has clicked to follow my blog my heart takes a little leap!

One of the reasons I started to write was as a way of releasing my emotions. I've always done this - when I was at university many years ago I wrote depressing poetry in reams!!! The difference now though is that whereas when I was at university, alone in my little concrete room, nobody read what I wrote, nowadays not only do people read it, they reply.

My last post was a cry from the heart, a release of my angst over the trials of motherhood, and from out there in the ether you came to help me. I was and am so touched by the care and friendship shown by people I have never met. This world of blogging gives us all a link and as we write about our everyday experiences, whether they be good, bad, joyful or sorrowful, it helps us to understand each other. Whether we live in the Home Counties of leafy England or half way across the world there is an understanding that fundamentally we are all pretty similar. We all have good days and bad. We all benefit from a hand that reaches out in tenderness.

Your comments made me feel good about myself. Your comments made me brush myself down, pick myself up, take a deep breath and carry on being a mum. I cannot thank you all enough.


Anonymous said...

Awww Sarah, I feel all teary. Anytime you need that friendly helping hand you know where I am x

Cath said...

I am new to blogging and am so moved by your last 2 posts, as well as all the comments from your blog friends. What an amazing support network you have. You know now that you are never alone and really must act on the advice you have been given.
Also, thanks for commenting on my blog.

Multi Layer Mummy said...

very happy you're feeling better, I know its not a quick fix. Nice to know I can still make someone's heart leap :)

Lucy said...

Dear Sarah,

I just wanted to pop over and thank you for your kind comment earlier this week.

Also wanted to say that I hope things are better on the home front. It can be so trying (to say the least) at times being a mother and working so hard for everyone.

You sound like an absolutely lovely mum - and a kind and thoughtful blogger too! I hope you get the time to do something nice for yourself very soon.

Lucy x

Ruth said...

I'm just going to click and join your blog :) I know exactly what you mean about the feeling of happiness when someone new joins or follows me. Thanks for befriending me on BritMums too!